A children's story, poetry or prose, maximum 200 words, about unlikely Valentines, posted on your blog (or in the comment section of mine) between Saturday February 11 and Monday February 13 at 5 PM EST. Add your entry-specific link to the link list on my blog so we can all come read your entries! There will be no new post on Monday so the link list will stay up. Instead, I will have a hitherto unheard of Tuesday post to celebrate Valentines Day, and that post will list 3 finalists (or possibly a couple more - you know how bad I am at choosing :)) for you all to vote on. The winner will be announced on Friday February 17 and will receive his/her choice of a copy of Ann Whitford Paul's Writing Picture Books: A Hands-On Guide From Story Creation To Publication or a picture book ms critique from yours truly.So I whipped up this short poem as my entry. I used to be better at writing rhyming poems, but I am out of practice, and today my brain is also a little bit fried as I am just getting over the flu. But nevertheless, I hope you enjoy this brief entry. It was inspired my animal-loving daughter Isabella.
Sunday, February 12, 2012
A Valentine's Day Chance (Short Poem)
My friend Susanna Leonard Hill from the 12 x 12 in 2012 picture book challenge has started a little contest on her blog. In it, she gives us:
A Valentine’s Day Chance
It was almost Valentine’s Day,
A day meant for love and romance.
But poor Isabella had no one at all
To partner with for the Valentine’s dance.
Isabella felt alone and sad.
She really felt down and blue.
She would have continued feeling this way
If she hadn’t thought of something to do.
Who was it that she trusted the most?
Who was it that she loved most of all?
Who was it that she liked to be with?
Who could she dance with at the ball?
There was only one being on this Earth,
With whom Bella decided was of worth.
So Isabella made her way to the dance
With her most beloved of friends,
Her adorable puppy named Chance.